News Blog

Current News and Events from Saint Benedict Center for Friends and Benefactors across the country.

Padre Pio Issue

Padre Pio Issue

The most recent issue of "From the Housetops" magazine has been published and printed right here at our monastery… and features the life of Saint Padre Pio! The tremendously popular saint, known simply as Padre Pio, was recognized as a means to miracles in his...

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Showers of Grace

Showers of Grace

The Chapel was in full Marian decor, the grounds had been groomed to perfection and everything was looking beautiful… but when Sunday, May 12, the day scheduled for the May Procession arrived, it dawned cold, grey and drizzly. Despite the dreary forecast and rainy...

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New Shop Website

New Shop Website

We are excited to present our new and improved website for True Devotionals Gift Shop! The lovely new layout does a nice job reflecting our shop's spirit of "True Devotion to Mary" and features our popular sterling silver rings and bracelets which were designed...

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Eternal Promise

Eternal Promise

The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, 2019 was celebrated with due solemnity at Saint Benedict Center and had the added glory of marking the Final Profession of two of our Sisters. After three years of First Vows, Sister Marie-Celine Kelly and Sister Mary...

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New! Saint Joseph Issue

New! Saint Joseph Issue

The latest issue of "From the Housetops Magazine" featuring the life of great Saint Joseph, has been printed and mailed! Chosen by God as the head of the Holy Family, Saint Joseph humbly took on the great responsibility of providing and caring for Jesus and Mary....

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The Beauty of Christmas

The Beauty of Christmas

If ever there was a place where time stood still and the beauty of Christmas was unchanged, it would be here at Saint Benedict Center. Nestled in the scenic hills of Still River, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel may have lacked snow outdoors this year when the big day...

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IHM School Expansion

IHM School Expansion

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2018 will mark the first anniversary of the purchase of the 77 acres adjacent to IHM School.  Now, after one year, almost to the day, the first phase of our growth is about to begin! The site work is finished and the...

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Gifts for Consecrated Souls

Gifts for Consecrated Souls

Ever since our new True Devotionals Gift Shop opened about a year ago, it has been pretty much popping with business. The bright happy interior of the new location is much more appealing and lends to some happy shopping as visitors peruse our lovely collection of...

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our long overdue 2018 Spring / Summer Newsletter is finally available here online! It is just a peek into what has been going on at our active monastery during the past couple of months! Enjoy reading about the recent Professions for both the Sisters' community and...

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Fall Bazaar Fundraiser

Fall Bazaar Fundraiser

There may have been overcast skies on Saturday, October 6, (and a bit of mud) but no spirits were dampened for the annual Fall Bazaar! A steady stream of visitors from near and far came to Still River to enjoy the day at our ol'-time country bazaar! There were lots of...

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Brides of Christ

Brides of Christ

The First Profession of Sister Maria Faustina and Sister Mary Jacinta took place on September 8, 2018. What a perfect birthday gift for Our Lady: two young women dedicating themselves through vows as religious Slaves of her Immaculate Heart! Two and a half years of...

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Montfort Boys Camps 2018

Montfort Boys Camps 2018

Montfort is unique in that it has a truly Catholic ethos.  Every morning starts with Reveille calling the boys to prayer in the Chapel, followed by a Traditional Latin Mass. Throughout the entire day, moments of prayer, a daily period of catechetical instruction,...

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